It’s been tough enough going to date for the Mayo ladies team in this year’s National Football League Division One but today they bagged their second win of the campaign. They beat Westmeath in this afternoon’s Division One fixture at St Loman’s GAA club in Mullingar, on a scoreline of 3-12 to 2-12.
The ladies got the perfect start this afternoon, racing into an early 2-2 to 0-1 lead, with points from Niamh and Grace Kelly followed by a goal each by Sinead Cafferkey and Tamara O’Connor.
Westmeath pulled a goal back but a third Mayo goal, this one from Fiona Doherty, helped to give the visitors a healthy 3-9 to 1-8 lead at the break.
The home team mounted a spirited second half comeback, boosted by a second goal, but two points from sub Natasha Gaughan, as well as one from Grace Kelly proved to be enough to keep them in front to the finish. This was despite the fact that they had two players – Natasha Gaughan and Fiona Doherty – sin-binned in the closing stages.
Next up for the ladies in a home meeting with Cork. That game is the curtain-raiser at MacHale Park this day week, with a midday throw-in.